American Psychological Association (APA) style is used in Psychology and other Social Sciences.
The purpose of documentation is to:
This guide is based on the APA Manual (7th ed.) published in 2020.
The style guide from the American Political Science Association is very similar to APA. If you are required to use APSA, refer to the following links:
APSA Style Manual for Political Science (rev. 2006) This guide in PDF format is produced by the APSA Committee on Publications.
APSA Documentation from the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. Contains bullet points for specific elements.
Cite Source APSA Style from Trinity College, Hartford CT. Convenient listing for all media types.
Where you see (p. #) with information in this guide, please refer to the designated page in the Publication Manual (7th ed.).
The library owns two copies of the 7th ed.:
REF BF76.7 .P83 2020 located downstairs in the Reference Collection and not available for checkout
BF76.7 .P83 2020 located upstairs and available for checkout
If you are new to using APA style, you may want to check out the tutorial for new users, located on the APA website.
Some of the changes include:
To learn more about the changes made in the new edition, check out the "What's New" section on the official APA Website.
You may also want to check out the APA blog to learn more about the corrections made to the new manual.
The APA Manual (7th ed.) is available at the library.